You are out there on the road, driving along when WHAM! You are in a car crash. It’s a shocking and frightening occurrence that – for most of us – doesn’t happen often. It can be hard to know what to do when you are shaken, possibly injured and unprepared. But the fact is, a…

It’s a rite of passage: A teenager gets a driver’s license and experiences some real freedom. But teen car crashes do happen – and at an alarming rate. If you have a teenage driver, you might be wondering about teen car crashes and how to prevent them – or at least talk to your child…

It’s almost that time of year again: Motorcycle season! If you love riding a motorcycle – or you are planning to get one in 2017 – you might be wondering if you need motorcycle insurance. The answer, in Ohio, is simple: YES you need motorcycle insurance! But why do you need it? That answer is…

As teenagers, we get behind the wheel and learn to drive. It’s freedom and mobility, right? But as we age, it can become dangerous to keep driving. For senior citizen drivers, it can be hard to know when turn over – or take – the keys. As we age, our reflexes, vision and hearing can…

We all get frustrated behind the wheel sometimes, right? But when does normal frustration cross the line into road rage? If you are worried about you or a loved one’s anger behind the wheel, there are ways to tell if the behavior is normal or dangerous. After all, about 66% of traffic fatalities are caused…

If you have a teenager, you probably know that he or she loves to text.  You probably also know that you should be talking about teenage distracted driving. It isn’t always easy to talk to teenagers, especially about something like teenage distracted driving. Chances are, your teenager knows that texting and driving is a bad…

The very words black ice can be scary to motorists because this dangerous condition can’t be seen until it is too late. Winter driving  can be hazardous. There are ways, however, to learn how to navigate black ice and stay safe during this winter driving season. Knowing how to steer around it, recognize it and…

This is already shaping up to be an icy and snowy winter, so it’s a good time to brush up on winter defensive driving tips. When the weather outside is frightful, you still have to get the kids to school and yourself to work, right? By following these winter defensive driving tips, you can stay…

The automotive industry strives to improve vehicle safety by introducing technology that helps drivers avoid accidents and by making vehicles more resilient during crashes. From the seat belt to the airbag, vehicles have clearly become safer overtime. Now automatic emergency braking systems (AEB) are one of the newest safety features to reduce the risk of…

If you love to ride motorcycles – especially this time of year, with the crisp fall air and changing leaves – you may think you know the motorcycle helmet laws in Ohio. But if you are new to riding motorcycles, or if you just want to make sure you know the facts, read on. We’re…

Children get hurt when playing, participating in sports and other recreational activities, or while just being children and exploring their surroundings. However, when children get seriously hurt as a result of another person’s negligence, the child has the same right to seek compensation for his injuries that an adult in the same situation would. In…

When a car manufacturer discovers a dangerous defect with a part or device in a car it makes, it is sometimes required to issue a recall to warn consumers of the danger. Most manufacturers do this by sending notices to car owners or through the media, and cover the costs of any necessary repairs to…

We are all aware of the perils of driving. According to the Federal Highway Administration, there are 5.5 million crashes every year.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 93 percent of those crashes are caused by human error, and 2.3 million occupants are injured in traffic collisions annually. While most catastrophic accidents occur while…

The cars of the 1950s and before are hardly recognizable to the automobiles of today for a variety of reasons. From a safety standpoint, modern cars are not even in the same league as cars even a few decades ago. Possibly one of the biggest changes in car safety, aside from the seatbelt, was the…

Cars are larger in the U.S. than they have ever been. The average car weighed just over two tons in 2010, meaning that there is a greater risk presented to smaller vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists. Not only are larger cars more difficult to control and bring to an emergency stop, but they also offer less…

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